Matt Barnes: I can’t even say I was surprised when I woke up this morning & saw this! Reverse the rolls in the situation, black NFL player kills unarmed white motorist in a road rage incident… It would be all over ever news outlet in America & he’d be facing life in prison “already”, but the fact is another white man killed another unarmed Blackman.. Not only did he kill em but stood over him talking shit while he delivered the final shots.. If justice isn’t served by law, I know it’ll be served by his people! Smh #WelcomeToTheOLDbutNewAmerica Thoughts & prays go out to the McKight family & friends! #RIPJoeMcKnight
Last Wednesday, the White House announced the 21 names that would receive the President Medal of Freedom from President Obama, including sports legends Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Michael Jordan. On Tuesday, all 21 recipients gathered at the White House for the actual ceremony and took lots of pictures, as made obvious by NBA’s twitter account!
Cuban said he supports players speaking out against social issues and expressing their concerns with pregame statements. Many teams in the league have locked arms in unity during the national anthem to show solidarity. “I’m a big fan of civil disobedience,” he said. “When you can send a message without throwing a punch, throwing a bomb, being mad, yelling, screaming, blocking a business, blocking a street. You can send a message because you thought it out and you have a position. To me, that’s what America is all about. You don’t have to agree with it. But everybody’s got that chance to say their piece. Nonviolent discussions or conversations, that makes us a better country.”